Which Graphical User Interface (desktop environment) do you primarily use on your Linux desktop?

I don't (yet) primarily use Linux on my desktop
5% (925 votes)
Blackbox
2% (292 votes)
GNOME
29% (5252 votes)
Enlightenment
5% (825 votes)
IceWM
1% (259 votes)
KDE
48% (8578 votes)
WindowMaker
2% (285 votes)
XFCE
4% (799 votes)
Other (please post a comment letting us know which one)
4% (719 votes)
Total votes: 17934
Carlie Fairchild - Fri, 2005-04-01 10:07.

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Fluxbox

I use fluxbox with rox and gdesklets - very lightweight and fast plus it looks great and easy to customize.

Ed Wiget (not verified) - Tue, 2005-08-09 19:54.

Fluxbox

A light wm, easy to configure.

Fufux (not verified) - Sun, 2005-08-07 13:00.

fluxbox

I use fluxbox because it is light, fast, and very easy to configure.

An - ymous (not verified) - Sat, 2005-07-30 21:35.

Which desktop environment do you primarily use on Linux desktop

The best (for me) is Fluxbox: highly configurable, cool, it's what you prefer.

grober

grober (not verified) - Fri, 2005-07-22 06:04.

fluxbox && xfce

though I am a devotee of KDE I am lately using for my studies
an old P1-200 with fluxbox because its the faster wm ive found
so far, it's easy to customize and stable ( I used blackbox 0.65
- RPM , mdk 8.1 - on my main athlon 600 + 640 mbram but it
was unstable). Now I am doing fine with fluxbox ( slackware
package, slack 9.1) on the old iron,and the latest xfce ( source
compile) on sundays :-) . Both Qt designer and OpenOffice.org
run ok.
One last thing: kde still works at acceptable speed on a P I, if
properly configured.

Stefano (not verified) - M - , 2005-07-18 09:12.

XFCE

I also have gained quite respect for XFCE lately. I tsill use KDE, b/c it seems to oddly run faster, but I made KDE look like it anyways. I hope it comes along well, but KDE is still much more customizable.

One thing i dont like about XFCE though... xffm. It irks me. I click on the folder on the left... it keeps it on the left. why would i want a two paned thing if the left one was useless?

Lunarcloud_88 (not verified) - Tue, 2005-07-19 12:39.

fluxbox & maybe fvwm

i use fluxbox most of the time both on my desktop and laptop with a lot of dockapps running on the slit.

sometimes though i wander off to fvwm with either themes by ikaro or taviso. they make even fvwm beautiful

parminder (not verified) - Sun, 2005-07-17 00:02.

ASer

Thanx

An - (not verified) - Wed, 2005-07-13 07:46.

Pekwm

Pekwm rocks, been using it for two years. If the developers could get their act together and stop changing the config formats other people might actually use it.

I also really like Fluxbox, it's what I use when I can't get Pekwm. Judging from the number of Fluxbox comments, it probably should have been on the list.

Yippy (not verified) - Tue, 2005-07-12 09:57.

Desktop

I use Fluxbox as my primarily Desktop

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2005-07-12 07:17.

It's nice to see so many peop

It's nice to see so many people passionate about KDE. It's a nice transition interface for windows users but eventually gnome and others become more appealling

manicka (not verified) - Tue, 2005-07-05 21:15.

FLUXBOX

Chalk another one up for the flux.

Cysec (not verified) - Tue, 2005-07-05 06:20.

put another tick on the Fluxb

put another tick on the Fluxbox count.

An - ymous (not verified) - M - , 2005-07-04 19:54.

Fluxbox

yeah.. fluxbox! great wm

Daniel (not verified) - Thu, 2005-06-23 03:02.

Other Graphical Interface

I use wmii. It's lightweight and has a nice interface. I've also used fluxbox and consider wmii to be as good. It's definately worth a try if you like a lightweight interface.

An - ymous (not verified) - Sat, 2005-06-18 12:54.

I use fluxbox

I use fluxbox and really like it. : )

An - ymous (not verified) - Sat, 2005-06-18 09:12.

Fluxbox

Fluxbox is lightweight, antialiased for my poor, old eyes, and gets the job done.

Eg - Spengler (not verified) - Tue, 2005-06-14 21:56.

KDE Forever !!!

Using KDE from BlackCat times ... )
I hope it'll be cool and many hundred years after me =)
Fix bugs today, and Windows die tomorrow =)

Albert (not verified) - Fri, 2005-06-10 14:06.

Fluxbox. 'Nuf said.

Fluxbox.

'Nuf said.

An - ymous (not verified) - M - , 2005-06-20 20:30.

desktop

I use fluxbox, its a clean and practical desktop without any unnecessary clutter.

nevle (not verified) - Wed, 2005-06-08 07:11.

FLUXBOX

I use Fluxbox most of the time... although I occasionally pop over to KDE for the nifty Control Center.

An - ymous (not verified) - Fri, 2005-06-03 21:30.

gui

I use fluxbox

Marius Lund Larsen (not verified) - Thu, 2005-06-02 19:34.

Window Manager

Fluxbox noone really uses Blackbox anymore. Shrugs. Unless there is a thriving community I am unaware of.

James Hendricks - (not verified) - Thu, 2005-06-02 17:34.

KDE or GNOME

I do a lot of multimedia production and graphic design on my compy. I like KDE and GNOME because they seem to me to be the most friendly to multimedia programs.

Michael Hunt (not verified) - Thu, 2005-06-02 17:00.

I use Fluxbox

I enjoy creating my own desktop.

d3m0n9 (not verified) - Thu, 2005-06-02 09:13.

FluxBox

I use fluxbox on all my computers. It's simple, fast and clean with just enough eye candy.

An - ymous (not verified) - Thu, 2005-06-02 08:01.

what's wrong with...

What's wrong with eye candy? unless your running anything under a 700 Mhz, why would you want it to look barren? I'm on an 856 Mhz and KDE's eye candy isn't slowing me a bit.

Lunarcloud (not verified) - Tue, 2005-06-28 19:26.

Gnome and IceWM

Gnome when local, Ice when remote

David (not verified) - Wed, 2005-06-01 21:23.

Fluxbox

Other - Fluxbox

Mas - M (not verified) - M - , 2005-05-30 14:15.

fluxbox

i'm using fluxbox for my GUI, simple, nice, clean

@sriey (not verified) - Fri, 2005-05-27 00:13.

Fluxbox (Blackbox w/changes)

Fluxbox (Blackbox w/changes)

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2005-05-24 11:57.

Lg3d?

Anyone looking forward to trying out Sun Microsystem's Lg3d.

Honestly. If you want revolutionary, you'll want a 3-D desktop. Once this comes out, all of these are going to have a lot of competition. KDE and GNOME will probably have the pressure to go 3-D. I predict that once its fully useable and accepted, Lg3d will come out on top.

Lunarcloud (not verified) - Wed, 2005-05-11 19:34.

Waste of Resources

I'd rather put my resources to work actually running apps instead of some bloated 3d desktop.

Mas - M (not verified) - M - , 2005-05-30 14:16.

Waste for who?

Its only a waste if your on a damn 383 Mhz compy. By the time its ready, we'll all have compy's that are at least 5 Ghz.

Lunarcloud (not verified) - Wed, 2005-06-01 15:14.

Waste is waste

The amount of resources you have available is irrelevant when speaking of wasted resources. Why use up a lot of system resources simply running your desktop? The whole point of any operating system is to give your computer the ability to do work, as in run applications.
As I stated before, IN MY OPINION, using system resources to run some fancy eye candy 3d desktop is a waste. It doesn't do anything to increase productivity. If your computer is just a toy intended to look good and have lots of eye candy something like that is fine, but if it's intended to actually do work, it's a waste of resources.

Mas - M (not verified) - Sun, 2005-06-05 08:34.

Do ONE thing, do it right

It makes no difference if you have a 386, or a K7 2400+ (like I do) or an Athlon 64 4000. All of the Desktop Environments are bloated. I use fvwm2. I have a nice, clean screen with a small panel in the lower right corner with a 'Quit' and a 'Restart' button. It also displays the date and time, and lets me pick which of the 9 areas of the desktop that I want to view. Other than that, I'm a mouse-click away from menus that can access just about anything that I use more than once a week. For anything else there is konsole. (I didn't say that I don't use anything from KDE, I just don't run the whole environment. I also like kate, from KDE. It is a great text editor.

Xander (not verified) - Sat, 2005-06-04 16:22.

I used to use FVWM2 - it was good

I used to use FVWM2, but have since switched to Gnome. FVWM was an excellent desktop though, and I've seen nothing to beat the functionality of its pager since. You could set it to scroll around the huge virtual desktop. You could drag windows around the pager, or even off the pager. It worked well.

The only problem was that it (at the time) took a lot of work with config files to set up. It was very flexible, but hard work. That said - my desktop back in the mid 90s has a similar colour scheme and "prettyness" to XP now and was a lot prettier than other things around at the time.

Richard (not verified) - Tue, 2005-06-28 06:56.

hm...

https://lg3d-core.dev.java.net/lg3d-getting-started.html

Try that?

An - ymous (not verified) - Wed, 2005-05-11 19:35.

better link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Looking_Glass

Check out the video links.
They are very impressive.

Lunarcloud (not verified) - Fri, 2005-05-27 16:29.

Now I Understand

Now I understand why there's so many bloody KDE related articles on this website :-( I'd rather use GNOME ... hardly ever touch KDE. I guess that's why I don't visit this site so much.

An - ymous Coward (not verified) - Tue, 2005-05-10 21:40.

Openbox 3.2

I use Openbox 3.2 on my Fedora Core3 box, is fast and light

JM (not verified) - Tue, 2005-05-10 12:31.

KDE/FB

I use both FB & KDE on two different boxes. My main system runs Debian with KDE, the second is an older system running DamnSmallLinux with FB. I like them both, but prefer KDE. FB is great for slower older boxes,but if you have the resources i'd say go for the KDE. Why not have the glit and glamour. :)
Oh yah, & I.M.H.O. Gnome sucks

Doc (not verified) - M - , 2005-05-09 06:35.

KDE/FB

I use both FB & KDE on two different boxes. My main system runs Debian with KDE, the second is an older system running DamnSmallLinux with FB. I like them both, but prefer KDE. FB is great for slower older boxes,but if you have the resources i'd say go for the KDE. Why not have the glit and glamour. :)
Oh yah, & I.M.H.O. Gnome sucks

Doc (not verified) - M - , 2005-05-09 06:34.

Bad Link

Bad Link, refer to above.

An - ymous (not verified) - M - , 2005-05-09 06:36.

Fluxbox

Fluxbox

An - ymous (not verified) - Sun, 2005-05-08 11:20.

Window manager

I run Gnome but i can't stand Metacity: long life to Sawfish! =)

Andrea (not verified) - Sun, 2005-05-08 05:04.

Which window manager?

FVWM

An - ymous (not verified) - Sat, 2005-05-07 15:42.

Fluxbox

It's not blackbox and Fluxbox deserve to be considered :-)))

ciao

An - ymous (not verified) - Sat, 2005-05-07 15:07.

KDE

I am a webmistress and use Quanta Plus to do web development. An excellent product but only available in KDE. Even if that were not the case, I still prefer KDE's polished look and feel over Gnome. Haven't really tried any others. I agree that I wish Firefox was the default browser instead of Konqueror.

I have a dual boot system (currently Kubuntu and WinXP) with my Firefox profile on a FAT32 partition so I can access my bookmarks, history, etc. from either OS. (I wouldn't dare to do that with Konqueror. I mean, what's the Windoze equivalent?)

Ms. Phitt (not verified) - Sat, 2005-05-07 00:20.

Konqueror

I have a dual boot system (currently Kubuntu and WinXP) with my Firefox profile on a FAT32 partition so I can access my bookmarks, history, etc. from either OS. (I wouldn't dare to do that with Konqueror. I mean, what's the Windoze equivalent?)

Konqueror was written using the Mozilla source, so the older Mozilla broswer, Netscape, or possibly even Firefox, might be able to handle it.

Michael Hunt (not verified) - Thu, 2005-06-02 16:58.